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EDUCATION CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, June 11 2015 2 e h S Contributed photo by Lynn Burns Standing left to right: Travis Williams, McKinna Kent and Adam Thomas. Sitting left to right: Rebekah Holliday, Hannah Brown, Anthoni Ahenakew, Jenna Rivera, Kristin Johnson and Sarah Jackson. Not pictured: Maddy Cowan, Meghan Krantz, Kyle Labish-Moad, Katie Miller and Destiny Wade. its stud n m nth Cheney High School has released the names of Johnson, business, senior, " a Kent, family Students of the Month for May. Students are and consumer sciences, senior; Meghan Krantz, listed as follows by student name, department and health and fitness, freshman; Kyle Labish-Moad, in- grade level, strumental music, senior; Katie Miller, agriculture, Anthoni Ahenakew, graphic arts, sophomore; junior; Jenna Rivera, vocal music, senior; Thomas Hannah Brown, art, sophomore; Maddy Cowan, Adam, world languages, sophomore; Destiny Wade, math, freshman; Rebekah Holliday, science, junior; support services, sophomore and Travis Williams, Sarah Jackson, language arts, sophomore; Kristin social studies, junior. 1 ~iiiiiii Medical Lake By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The actions of the Washington House and Senate - or lack thereof - will have an impact on how the Medical .Lake School District prepares their budget next year. During a report, busi- ness manager Chad Moss explained that the House and Senate are still "a ways away" on answer- ing the Washington Su- preme Court's order to increase spending on education. "They are close on total spending for school, but they are miles away on revenue," Moss said. "We'll get money, we just don't know how much we are getting." Legislature is cur- rently discussing how to fund teacher salaries, as well as trying to. reduce the impact on local levies. Moss said Medical Lake is going to have to adopt a bud- get before the end of June, even if the House and Senate are still in session. "We may have to cre- ate a phantom budget, ins budget discussions hope they can take care of this." In action items, the board approved the first reading of policies on public access to district records and course de- sign/selection and adop- tion. Kim Headrick, direc- tor of teaching and learn- ing, explained that the policy on course design reflects on updated mate- rials. It provides teachers with instructional materi- als, as well as supplemen- tal materials for strug- gling students. Ames added that the district will look at resources and technology outside of tra- ditional textbooks. "For example, with Washington State His- tory, we're going to be looking at primary sourc- es and documents from the state's inception, in- stead of a textbook that discusses those docu- ments," Ames said: The board also ap- proved the first and sec- ond readings of P6512 - Infection Control Pro- gram. Under the policy, staff must provide docu- mentation of immuni- then do a budget exten- sion when the real one comes out," Moss said. During his report, Su- perintendent Tim Ames said he is looking at staff- ing proposals from build- ing administrators. He will meet with principals to discuss priority needs for staff, then look at their esser~tial needs. "The problem with staff is we don't know what we can do until the budget comes out," Ames said. "The good news 'is that we are not doing a staff reduction. If we bring on more teachers, we might have to do late hires." In light of the recent teacher walkouts around the state, Ames said Medical Lake staff chose not to walk out. He also met with local legislators and asked them to give a COLA(cost-of-living adjustment) raise and put money toward teacher benefits. "We have very sup- portive legislators and some upset ones and they'll have to come together," Ames said. "We're optimistic and we zation or evidence of immunity against cer- tain vaccine-preventable diseases. The following immunizations are rec- ommended for school staff: measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. In other business, the board approved: The voluntary stu- dent insurance policy for the 2015-16 school year. A 5-cent increase to hot lunch next year. AI Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress.com. 10 Screens! PG-13 Daily t'Jn3u (1:15) (3:45) 6:20 9:00 Fri-Sun (10:45) In 2D Daily (2:00) (4:30) 7:00 9:30 Fri-Sun (11:30) The Medical Lake Food Bank Association is recruiting for a volunteer Food Bank Director. The position is currently open. Duties require approximately 12 hours per week. Medical Lake's Food Bank is open Friday mornings and one Thursday evening a month with deliveries on Thursday morn- ings. The Director coordinates the Food Bank volunteers and is the liaison with Second Harvest, Care and Share and other community agencies. Send Resume:Jan Bailey MLFBA P.O. Box 461, Medical lake, WA 99002 i i TO PLACE CLASSIFIED ADS CALL continued from page 2 began in the fall of 2014 and goes through a series of steps with surveys and hearings and was presented to EWU Presi- dent Dr. Mary Cullinan in April 2015 and to the trustees at its May meet- ing. A second reading will take place in June. But in essence it re- ally starts much earlier. "We are always working on six year budgeting at any given time," Voves told the board. The House budget provides Eastern $92.2 million in operational money for the.2015-17 new construction on biennium while the Sen- campus, "We were hop- ate is slightly lower at ing it would be more $89 million. "Neither robust," Voves said. budget is great but toler- Eastern has long pro- able," Voves said. posed construction of a "The House proposalnew science building on looks good to us," she campus, but now that said. project is being reexa .. David Buri, the di- amined to also include rector of government chemistry. 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